NGO ban: US State Dept is unhappy as Russian declares of Soros NGO undesirable to operate

The U.S. State Department is not happy with the Russian authorities having classified the various Soros NGO’s as “undesirable.” According to Washington, this would be a further step in preventing the kinds of activities beneficial to civil society and the Russian people. What was Putin thinking?  Blocking philanthropists and friends of mankind in conducting their… Read More

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Russia bans Western-Financed NGOs Operating Against Russia

It took the Russians too long to defend themselves from Washington’s rich and famous NGOs, but finally they understood that these US-financed operatives were a dagger at Russia’s heart. Russian prosecutors have banned them. Paul Craig Roberts wrote many columns about the Russian government’s insouciant toleration of Washington’s Fifth Columns operating against them. And some of these… Read More

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Russian Senators Propose Ban of 12 Foreign NGOs, Reining In Civil Society

In what experts see as Moscow’s latest bid to rein in civil society, Russian senators released a list Wednesday of 12 foreign NGOs whose work they believe poses a threat to national security, and who should thus be declared “undesirable” and prohibited from operating in the country. The Federation Council — Russia’s upper house of parliament — compiled a so-called “patriotic stop-list,” consisting of seven American organizations, two Ukrainian diaspora groups, two… Read More

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Russian NGO Returns Leonardo DiCaprio Donation Worth $159,000

A Russian NGO returned donation worth $159,000 from the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation. The Sakhalin Environment Watch, an environmental protection organization in Russia’s Far East, said it would refuse foreign donations after it had been included in the “foreign agents” category in the NGO register. “At the general meeting, the majority voted in favor of a… Read More

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